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I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with multiple certifications by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Women's Fitness Specialist, and Behavior Change Specialist alongside a PADI certification as an Open Water Diver. I earned my M.D. from New York Medical College as valedictorian and completed my psychiatric residency training at NYU School of Medicine / Bellevue Hospital Center where I am currently on faculty. My practice focuses on young adults (20s through 40s) struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship problems, body image / eating issues, adjustment difficulties, loss, panic, OCD, sleep disorders, stress management, and the challenges of hectic lives. With a warm, personable, and interactive approach to psychotherapy, I prescribe medications only when necessary. As a fitness psychiatrist, my four certifications by the National Academy of Sports Medicine allow me to foster an action-oriented model to mental health through exercise-related education and motivational support for those interested in adopting a healthier lifestyle. Nutritional counseling, self-care strategies, and stress-reduction techniques are also integrated for optimal wellness. I am out-of-network and do not take insurance. The patient pays the full session fee at the time of service but may submit my receipts to insurance to collect partial reimbursement. If you'd like to know my rates prior to booking an appointment, feel free to email me. I look forward to hearing from you!
Verified Patient Reviews
After an accident during a vacation, I developed an anxiety disorder that went without treatment for 1 year. When I saw Dr. Ozkarahan, she prescribed some medicine and recommended yoga and mindfulness meditation, which now I practice regularly. As I felt better, she gradually reduced the medicine until I stopped taking it. During the treatment, I read some books about how to overcome anxiety/negativity and develop a more realistic/positive attitude in life. I enjoyed discussing those topics with Dr. Ozkarahan. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Ozkarahan to anyone with a similar condition.
I have been seeing Dr. Ozkarahan for about 5 months and always look forward to my weekly sessions with her. Her approach to treatment combines talk therapy and medication (if needed) along with exercise and diet recommendations that truly treat you as an individual and whole person. She is attentive, easy to talk to, and provides great insight and feedback. I always feel comfortable discussing what's on my mind and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a psychiatrist.
Dr. Ozkarahan acted as my psychiatrist for 8 months. I went into her office with awful anxiety and can happily say that now, because of our time together, it has subsided (and is almost non-existent!) She was an instrumental part in me achieving my goal of controlling/not letting myself be controlled by my anxiety. She is absolutely wonderful and a great listener. I always left our sessions feeling refreshed and inspired to be my best self. She is welcoming and professional. I highly recommend her.
Can't say enough good things about my experience working with Dr. Ozkarahan! From the very first new patient consultation, Dr. Ozkarahan has been attentive, thorough, and has helped me through various situations when previous doctors were not able to. She truly cares about what I have to say. I never feel rushed during our sessions. Her bedside manner is one that allows me to feel comfortable opening up to her. She is extremely organized, takes careful notes, and always remembers what we have discussed in our previous sessions. Another reason I very much enjoy working with Dr. Ozkarahan is she is a proponent of using a multi-faceted approach to treatment, in that she offers tips for healthy eating, healthy sleep habits, exercise, meditation, etc. It's very refreshing to find a psychiatrist that isn't just trying to blindly "push pills" - in fact, she is the exact opposite of this description. Again, I have found a lot of comfort during my time working with her, and I can't recommend Dr. Ozkarahan enough to others!
I highly recommend Dr. Ozkarahan. She is attentive, organized, detail oriented and a great listener. She shows compassion and provides excellent feedback and mindful techniques to help deal with stressors. Her office is clean, spacious and pleasant. Overall a great and helpful experience.
Super attentive and a great listener! She always provides thoughtful insight into whatever problem I discuss during sessions. I highly recommend her!
I've been seeing Dr. Ozkarahan for a few years now and she is a great doctor! She's attentive and understanding as well as professional, punctual and organized (an excellent combo). She's been a huge help to me over the years and I would recommend her to anyone seeking help for the long term or the short term.
All around outstanding Doctor. I have seen her multiple times and every time I see here she is incredibly professional and helpful. She has a very friendly and open environment. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone. I have already seen great improvement after meeting with her for a short period of time.
I really enjoy speaking to Dr. Ozkarahan and I appreciate her therapy style. Rather than just letting me talk the whole time, she gives helpful feedback and encourages me to think differently about certain situations that make me anxious, uncomfortable, sad or upset. She understands common scenarios that 20-something year olds face as well. Boyfriends & love lives, job and school stress, and family and friend drama are all topics that we address and that she has helped me work though. Finally, she is committed to physical health as much as mental and emotional, which is really important. I would absolutely recommend seeing her!
It can be difficult to find a psychiatrist that you feel comfortable with right away. I did not have that issue with Dr. Ozkarahan. She is very professional and handles any administrative tasks related to your visit upfront and from there goes into the session. She has never been even a minute late and the waiting room is clean and comfortable. During the session, Dr. Ozkarahan helps to guide you through conversation if you are uncomfortable opening up right away/it's your first time in therapy. After a few sessions, you will feel at ease interacting with her. Highly recommended.
Dr. Ozkarahan was recommended to me because I was looking for a psychiatrist who had a strong background with food and body issues. Her fitness and nutrition expertise has been extremely helpful and is something not many psychiatrists can offer. Rather than just listening she provides excellent feedback and insight, which is something I truly appreciate and want from a psychiatrist. I feel I have made more personal progress working with Dr. Ozkarahan than any other psychiatrist and therapist I have seen in the past. I would highly recommend her.
My appointment with Dr Ozkarahan was great. She definitely knows how to make yourself comfortable which I really appreciated. Moreover she seems to be able to pinpoint the real issues and ask the right questions. Also, with the session, she provided some healthy advices about exercising which complete and in my case the use of medication. I highly recommend her services.
I've been seeing Dr. Ozkarahan as a therapist for a few months to accompany an antidepressant I'm taking. I find her to be very insightful, and interactive without making any part of our sessions about her. So far, it's been very easy to share openly with her about anything, something I haven't been able to do with other therapists.
Dr. Ozkarahan made me very comfortable and is extremely easy to speak with. I have worked with therapists before but her knowledge base and ability to communicate is incredibly impressive.
Dr. Ozkarahan was friendly and made me feel welcome from the start. I felt comfortable opening up to her and she provided me with reassurance, while staying professional. I'd recommend her for anyone seeking assistance.
Dr. Ozkarahan was fabulous! She was incredibly professional and insightful and I am looking forward to continuing to work with her!
I am so grateful to have Dr. Ozkarahan as my psychiatrist. She is a resource for information regarding fitness and diet and she is an expert in finding the right medication for her clients. Additionally, she is an incredible listener and gives great advice. In short, she treats the whole person, with a focus on overall health and wellness.
I have been a patient for a year & 1/2 and my expectations have been exceeded. I had previously seen two other doctors that were not a good fit, but Dr. Ozkarahan truly is. She is warm, friendly, and professional. I have also successfully stopped taking medication which was very important to me. I would highly recommend her.
I have been a patient of Dr. Ozkarahan for over a year and have been extremely happy with the care provided. She has been responsive of my needs during our appointments and also in between visits and has helped to put me on the right track. Additionally, throughout my treatment she has been available as needed. I would highly recommend her.
Dr. Ozkarahan is highly professional, while at the same time warm and engaging. Unlike many psychiatrists, Dr. Ozkarahan engages her patients in meaningful therapy on a more frequent schedule, which demonstrates her genuine interest in promoting and monitoring healthy development.
I recommend Dr. Ozkarahan to anyone who is looking for someone who truly looks to find the best treatment possible for the individual and not someone who just prescribes meds and sends you away. I find that Dr. Ozkarahan patient approach and understanding very helpful.
Very punctual and professional. Easy to talk to and truly cares about learning deeply before suggesting the right treatment plan.
She is empathetic and helpful in offering alternative approaches to how you have handled previous problems. She offers talk therapy combined with having medical knowledge so you get a psychologist and psychiatrist in one. She is very good listener with good advice and guidance.
Dr. Ozkarahan provides outstanding services to help meet the needs of an individual struggling to improve his or her mental health. Her genuine care in the patient’s well-being is what fundamentally separates her from other health care professionals. Her specialization in both psychiatry and psychotherapy allows for you to receive dual services, as she administers your medication and provides therapy sessions. In my weekly therapy sessions, she has attentively listened and talked through with me many of the emotional issues and anxiety, while also adjusting my medication dosage when necessary. Since day one, I have received impeccable assistance and have noticed vast improvement in my moods, behaviors, and anxiety levels. For anyone looking for someone who will be there for you each step of the way to overcome a mental health disorder, I strongly recommend scheduling an appointment with her.
I am an existing patient of Dr. Ozkarahan's - my life and mental health have drastically improved with her help. She is personable and warm, while maintaining a high degree of professionalism. She is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Highly, highly recommend.
I was very nervous leading up to my visit, as I have never gone to therapy before, but Dr. Ozkarahan made me feel really comfortable right from the start. My appointment was very helpful, which I attribute to her thoughtful questioning, insightful feedback, and soothing demeanor. I will absolutely be using her services again in the future.
I felt immediately at ease with Dr. Ozkarahan. After having an unpleasant experience with a psychiatrist in the past I decided to try someone new and after reading about Dr. Ozkarahan online, I think she will be a refreshing change. She was very engaging, made me feel comfortable and was very thorough with her questions. I can tell she's organized which counts for a lot. One of my motivations for seeing a new doctor is to get my medication figured out. Just from my first visit it became clear that Dr. Ozkarahan's approach to getting to the root of problems, rather than trying to solve them with medication is exactly what I'm looking for. Hopefully my next visits go as well as the first one!
Dr. Ozkarahan was very professional, knowledgeable, attentive and warm. I thought treatment was well tailored to my circumstances and goals. I felt that because I trusted her immediately, the two of us were able to work together productively to understand my issues. Her insight allowed me to make real progress.
Easy to talk to while being very professional.